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A related question...

Posted by: Frenchy on December 01, 1999 at 19:05:18:

In Reply to: A question for the Bolshie Monarchists posted by Lark on December 01, 1999 at 16:50:19:

: What if you redesign your environment and society in accordance with the Gospel of Trotsky and Lenin and you find it turns to hellish version of Stalins Russia?

: I'm really interested because being guided by principles and the political will rather than stone tablets if Green Keynesianism fails, Participatory Economics fails, Council Communism fails, Syndicalism fails, Mutualism fails, Communist federalism fails I can keep on reorganising my utopia until something works whereas your all stuck with what Trotsky etc. said.

More importantly, when do principles and values kick in and pragmatism gets the heave-ho?
A related question; is a system based on practical priciples, but imperfect, superior to a system that is based on never acheived idealistic goals?

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